The Prioress

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An early Austin and part of his Canterbury Tales series from 1969. The early Austins have the strongest old rose genetics as old and heirloom roses were his primary hybridizing material. We think this rose fantastic and worthy of growing. As worthy or more so as some of his more recent introductions. The only fault we see is that it doesn’t bloom as frequently as some of his others. But the beauty, delicate charm and fragrance make this rose worth the wait. Ice cream tastes better when it’s not eaten every day, right?

Hardy: 6b-10b
Bloom: Cupped, semi double, prominent stamens
Fragrance: Strong
Color: Pink, blush, cream, white
Type: Shrub

Our nursery roses will be shipped in late April or early May 2019 depending on weather conditions across the country. Our roses are two year old plants upon delivery. Roses will be shipped in three gallon nursery pots with extensive roots, so please plan to transfer your roses to larger containers or plant them in the ground upon arrival. Your roses will arrive leafed out (possibly with buds) and ready to produce roses for you in spring! Each of our roses comes with our organic, hand-mixed planting amendment and planting/care instructions.

California Residents: You may pickup your roses at our farm the last week of April. We will refund your shipping costs upon pickup of your roses.

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